Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder jailed over bail breach

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching his bail conditions. The 47-year-old was found guilty of breaching the Bail Act last month after his arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy. He took refuge in the London embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations, which […]

Greek Police Detain Islamist Terrorist

Greek Police Detains Islamist Terrorist Who Tried to Enter Greece By Nick Kampouris A reportedly dangerous Islamist terrorist was arrested in Greece’s border city of Evros recently and is now in the custody of the Greek police. According to a report on the local Thraki Nea website on Saturday, the alleged terrorist is a 22-year old man who recently tried to illegally […]

Turkish soldier killed by YPG

Turkish soldier killed by YPG in northern Syria: defense ministry ISTANBUL (Reuters) – One Turkish soldier was killed and three were slightly wounded in northern Syria on Tuesday during an attack by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. The attack took place in a region where Turkey carried out a cross-border operation dubbed […]

Guaido calls on troops to join him

Venezuela’s Guaido calls on troops to join him in uprising against Maduro Vivian Sequera, Angus Berwick CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro and armed factions clashed at a protest outside a Caracas air base as the country hit a new crisis […]

Armed group tried to attack Libya's El Sharara

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI (Reuters) – An armed group tried to attack Libya’s El Sharara oilfield, the country’s biggest, but there was no impact on production from the incident, a field engineer said on Monday. Gunmen were stopped overnight outside the field in Libya’s desert southwest while trying to steal several vehicles, the engineer said, speaking on condition […]

Turkey detains 22 suspected Islamic State members: TRT Haber

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police detained 22 suspected Islamic State members in Ankara, state broadcaster TRT Haber said on Monday. The 17 Iraqi and 5 Syrian nationals were preparing to recruit more members and get in touch with the organization before May 1, the broadcaster said. To read the entire article, please click here. Source: […]

Burkina Faso: Christians killed in attack on church

Gunmen have opened fire on a church in northern Burkina Faso, killing at least six people, officials say. The attackers reportedly arrived on seven motorbikes at the end of Sunday’s service and killed the pastor, two of his sons and three other worshippers. It is the first attack on a church since jihadist violence erupted […]

Suspected UAE spy 'kills himself in Turkish prison'

One of two men detained two weeks ago by Turkey on suspicion of spying for the United Arab Emirates has killed himself in prison, prosecutors say. The suspect, identified as Zaki Hasan, was found hanged in his cell in Silivri prison, west of Istanbul, on Sunday. He allegedly confessed during interrogation that he and the […]

Sri Lanka bombings ringleader died in hotel attack, president says

The alleged ringleader behind Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings was killed in the attacks, President Maithripala Sirisena said. Mr Sirisena said Zahran Hashim, a radical preacher, died at the Shangri-La hotel in the capital, Colombo. He said Hashim led the attack on the popular tourist hotel, accompanied by a second bomber identified as “Ilham”. At […]

Turkey orders detention of 210 military personnel over links to Gulen

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Istanbul prosecutors ordered the detention of 210 military personnel over suspected links to the network blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed 2016 military coup, the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office said on Friday. It said the suspects from the air, marine and land forces, as well as the gendarmerie and coast guard, […]